Rag Radio 2011-12-16 / TX Music Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter & Political Activist Eliza Gilkyson
Eliza Gilkyson, a Grammy-nominated recording artist and a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, is one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Austin. Gilkyson has appeared on NPR and Austin City Limits and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her songs have been recorded and performed by such greats as Rosanne Cash, Tom Rush, and Joan Baez.
Eliza Gilkyson is also a political activist, involved with water conservation issues and the Worker’s Defense Project, which advocates rights for undocumented workers in the United States. In 2010, she co-founded 5604 MANOR, a community center in Austin that promotes political activism and community involvement around issues of race, patriarchy, and global injustice.
Host and Producer: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project. This podcast includes live performance and recorded music. Underwriting announcements have been removed. Running time 55:48.